Tara is a passionate global advocate for girls.  


Past & Present Work


Meet Tara

Photographer: Takahiro Ogawa; Wardrobe: MM La Fleur

Photographer: Takahiro Ogawa; Wardrobe: MM La Fleur

Tara Abrahams is a passionate global advocate for girls and women. She currently serves as the managing director of VOW, an initiative working to end child marriage around the world. She is also the board chair at She’s The First, an organization that fights gender inequality through education. Prior to VOW, Tara served as executive director of The Girl Project at Glamour.

Tara began her work in girls’ education and women’s empowerment as the president and deputy director of Girl Rising, a global movement and feature film that raised awareness about the importance of educating girls in the developing world. Tara served as founding director of the Maverick Capital Foundation, as a strategy consultant at The Bridgespan Group, and as a managing director at Acelero Learning. She has advised a variety of leading girls- and women-focused initiatives, from Girls Who Code and International Center for Research on Women to The Obama Foundation’s recently launched Global Girls Alliance.

Tara graduated with honors from Harvard College and completed her MBA at the Harvard Business School, where she received the Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship for outstanding contributions to the nonprofit sector. Tara also leads local and international efforts related to women’s empowerment as a board member of the Harvard Alumni Association.

Tara’s extraordinary leadership, heart-centered passion for helping girls, and unparalleled expertise in strategic development in the girls’ sphere have made her a go-to resource for girl-serving organizations around the world.
— Julie Carrier, CEO, Girls Lead Worldwide

Pillars of Purpose




As the board chair of She’s the First, I am always looking for resources and partnerships to amplify our campaigns and initiatives to support girls’ education and global citizenship.


Fighting Child Marriage

Every year, 12 million girls around the world are married under the age of 18--some as young as 8 or 9. As managing director of VOW, I am eager to hear from forward-thinking brands and influencers (particularly in the wedding industry) who are committed to the movement to end child marriage.


Inspiring Activism

I love sharing my stories with girls and women and inspiring others to take action. Please reach out to discuss opportunities for speaking engagements,ambassador/
influencer campaigns, and contributed content.

For All GirlKind

For All GirlKind Branding by  Vaudeville Ventures

For All GirlKind Branding by Vaudeville Ventures

For All GirlKind is on a mission to bring girls together to share personal stories that inform, inspire, and educate, exploring the realities and opportunities of being a girl in the world today.

Stories for girls by girls.

Tara has made a purposeful career—and already carved a legacy—out of her passion for girls’ empowerment. She is one of the rare leaders who successfully balances business savvy with a deep, ethical understanding of the world and how to create systemic change. In short, her style of leadership is what I strive to channel every day.
— Tammy Tibbetts, CEO and Co-Founder, She’s the First

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